November is National Novel Writing Month. And some hangers-on have dubbed it National Solo Album Month. I’m participating in neither.
Shinkyoku moratorium is still in effect, and I really don’t want to do any more recording until the current batch in progress gets a bit more finished. As for NaNoWriMo — I’ve got a lot of plot lines floating in my head but nothing clear enough to fashion into a narrative.
And honestly — I don’t want to shop around the only novel I’ve finished, when I can’t even demonstrate to myself I can finish a second one.
That doesn’t mean I’m not floating ideas in my head.
As far as future music projects go, there’s an album of music written on guitar I want to finish. It may not be a full album given my limited guitar-playing abilities, but I do want to give it a shot.
I’ve also been listening to a number of albums with continuous music — Sigur Ros, Takk, “A Sky of Honey” from Kate Bush’s Aerial and Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor. I’ve already toyed with segues on both Imprint and Restraint. I think I want to record an album of continuous music of some sort. Don’t know if that means a thoroughly-composed piece.
My literary fiction universe has been honed a bit.
Right now, I’m focusing on a few plots of mentioned many times before on this site:
- Mitch Warren wants to adopt, but Gary Huang doesn’t. When Mitch’s sister dies in a car accident, his nephew moves in.
- Crash’s ex-boyfriend is murdered, and Crash conducts his own investigation into the death.
- A 40-ish man (haven’t settled on a name) agrees to pose nude for a photographer, who promises to hook him up with one of her other nude male models, named Rich. Rich helps the man explore his sexuality. Sounds like a dull premise, which it is, but the devil is in the explicit details.
If I were to participate in a future NaNoWriMo, I’d probably use one of those premises.